Facilities: Stadium & Arena
Divided Commission OKs $35M Atlanta Soccer Complex
by Mark Niesse, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution August 2015
DeKalb County enticed Atlanta United FC to locate its $35 million soccer complex along Interstate 285 by approving incentives Tuesday that will cost more than $12 million in public money, an expense that supporters say is justified if it rejuvenates an area best known now for the county jail.
Soccer Club Secures $925K Stadium Naming Deal
by Andrew Miller, Post & Courier (Charleston, SC) August 2015
The Medical University of South Carolina will pay the Charleston Battery soccer club $925,000 over the next five years for the naming rights to its Daniel Island stadium. The five-year deal, which was announced last week, will pay the club $185,000 a year and will run through the 2020 season.
Judge: No Vote on Rams Stadium Financing Needed
by Scott M. Reid, The Orange County Register August 2015
In a decision that could significantly impact any plans the Rams have to return to Southern California, a St. Louis judge on Monday ruled that public funds can be used to finance a proposed $998 million without voter approval.
Grassroots Group Gathers in Attempt to Save Arena
by Jared Boyd, The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tennessee) August 2015
When I did get a chance to go, oh boy, I was in heaven. ” Coliseum Coalition, a grassroots organization whose goal is to preserve and revitalize the Mid-South Coliseum, met Monday night to find ways to make their memories of the Coliseum matter to politicians in the upcoming city elections.
With No Policy, County Unsure How to Handle Naming Request
by Lauren Horsch, firstname.lastname@example.org; 919-419-6646 August 2015
A request to rename Durham County Memorial Stadium had the Durham County Board of Commissioners analyzing its naming policy - or lack thereof.
New Entrance to Ease Parking Congestion at Allstate Arena
by Chicago Daily Herald August 2015
It soon should be easier to get in and out of the Allstate Arena parking lot for sporting events and concerts, with the planned construction of a new Mannheim Road entrance.
Utah Coach Clarifies Stadium Expansion Comments
by Dirk Facer Deseret News August 2015
When Pac-12 Media Days opened with appearances by the coaches at ESPN headquarters back East, Utah coach Kyle Whittingham talked about Rice-Eccles Stadium expansion.
The AB Extra: July 31
by Laura Godlewski July 2015
In this week's AB Extra, you'll find news about PED testing at e-sport competitions, a cooling mask for athletes designed by Nike and a mouth guard made by a former NFL player that gives real time data on players' hydration and heat levels.
Blackhawks to Build, Practice at Community Ice Center
by Fran Spielman, Chicago Sun-Times July 2015
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday basked in the glow of an agreement to bring a $50 million Blackhawks practice facility and new academic buildings for Rush University Medical Center to the site of the old Malcolm X College without saying what the deal would cost Chicago taxpayers.
Obama Admin. Wants to End Tax Break for Stadiums
by Daniel Malloy, Katie Leslie, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution July 2015
As the Atlanta Hawks could become the third local professional sports franchise to build a new stadium with the help of government bonds, the Obama administration is proposing to eliminate a key tax exemption for pro sports facilities.